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California Summits: A Guide To The Best Accessible Peak Experiences in the Golden State

“California Summits” guides readers on 50 beautiful and attainable mountain hikes. Hikers can summit most in a day, and sometimes in just a few hours, with a minimum of experience and gear.

Hike up scenic Mount Tamalpais overlooking San Francisco Bay, sunny SoCal’s Mount Baldy, and snowcapped Mount Shasta, the state’s northern jewel, among others. Photography and detailed hike descriptions inspire hikers of all ages and experience levels.

Review: “Reaching new heights”


Sierra Summits: A Guide to 50 Peak Experiences in California’s Range of Light

Climb Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Hike up Half Dome, Yosemite’s most coveted landmark. Or trek atop Mount Tallac, the majestic summit overlooking Lake Tahoe. These adventures beckon visitors of all ages.

More than 200 color photos, maps and graphics bring outings to life. Fascinating history and “Sierra Secrets” enhance every chapter. Adventures suitable for cyclists, families with children, and hikers with dogs are profiled.

Winner of a National Outdoors Book Award, “Sierra Summits” reveals amazing experiences in the Range of Light.

Review: “A guidebook with heart”


Yosemite Adventures: 50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks

Hike atop legendary El Capitan. Climb two different ways to the summit of Half Dome. Ski or snowshoe through a winter wonderland to rustic backcountry cabins. These journeys come alive in “Yosemite Adventures.” Author Matt Johanson draws upon 20 years of experiences to reveal a Yosemite that few lucky visitors ever see.

Review: “A well-written guide”


Yosemite Epics: Tales of Adventure from America’s Greatest Playground

Yosemite adventure stories come to life in first-person narratives from rock, snow, ice and whitewater. Thrilling yet thoughtful, the book explains the athletes’ motivations and shares valuable lessons from their experiences, featuring tales from Steve Roper, John Bachar, Royal Robbins, Lynn Hill, Hans Florine, Peter Croft, and Tommy Caldwell.

Review: “Full of tantalizing tales”

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Game of My Life: San Francisco Giants

Orlando Cepeda breaks into the majors with a home run. Willie Mays drills four homers in a single game while sick to his stomach. Brian Wilson seeks the last out of an elusive World Series championship. In Game of My Life San Francisco Giants, you’ll experience the exceptional moments of fan favorites Will Clark, Robby Thompson, Mike Krukow and Rod Beck, described in their own words as only they remember them.

Review: “A lively read”


San Francisco Giants Where Have You Gone?

“San Francisco Giants, Where Have You Gone?” reconnects fans with popular baseball players who once wore orange and black. Authors Matt Johanson and Wylie Wong track down more than 30 former stars from the Giants’ first six decades in San Francisco. Catch up with Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey, Matt Williams, Dave Dravecky, Will Clark, Jeff Kent and more.

Review: “Teacher takes a swing at writing a book”